Dear Subscribers and Readers,
Greetings from Coburg, where I my husband and I are spending a few days with my friend Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his family.
We arrived here last night from London, where we spent fun days with friends and business partners.
In fact, while there I heard, with surprise, that a former assistant has taken to telling people that EUROHISTORY is coming to an end!
Lord Sweet Jesus what a shock ... I had no idea I was quitting my passion!
So, for the record, EUROHISTORY is not coming to an end now, tomorrow or in the foreseeable future. Against all odds and machinations by several envy-filled pseudo historians, today we are stronger than we have ever been!
Subscribership to our magazine is solid, and growing. The magazine runs on a budget and has no debt.
Furthermore, our book publishing business is thriving. We have published 28 books since 2001. There are several books in various stages of production at the moment. We just commissioned another book (The Royal House of Sweden). Furthermore, Prince Andreas surprised me this morning with a manuscript that we will publish in English and German versions. Kensington House Books, much to my absolute delight, has no debt.
This year we provided research/editing services to several authors. We also served as consultants in four television programs. Hardly the sort of stuff that someone who is about to "call it quits" does, don't you think?
At present, we are working on the following projects:
1. Issue CXV – Fall 2017: Off to the printer.
2. Issue CXVI – Winter 2017: In pre-production and editing.
3. The Death of a Romanov Prince: Oleg Konstantinovich: In production and layout
4. The Royal House of Bavaria: in the last stages of editing/writing.
5. The Grand Ducal House of Hesse and by Rhine: in the last stages of editing/writing.
6. Royal Gatherings, Volume III: 1940-1975: Photo selection.
7. The Royal House of Savoy: in the last stages of editing/writing.
8. Romanov Deluge: The Russian Imperial Family's Fall and Exile: 1917-1920.
9. The Last Duke: The Life and Times of Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Albany: began translation this morning.
Ah, as if this was not enough, we are also nearly finished with the list of speakers for our upcoming Fourth Royal Gatherings in London (7-8 April 2018). More information will be released on this very soon!
As you can all see, in spite of nearly having lost our son this summer, and while enjoying the absolute joy of becoming a grandfather and returning to academia ... I keep busy, really busy!
EUROHISTORY is successful because we produce excellent books and a well-researched magazine...EUROHISTORY is successful because we have an extremely loyal clientele, supporters who makes us want to dazzle more with every new book we publish...EUROHISTORY is successful because many royal and princely families recognize that the work we do matters!
With these thoughts I leave you now ... as I go back into the winter garden and enjoy a well-deserved martini with a dear friend of more than 25 years' standing ...
Enjoy, and know, that I am here to stay!
best wishes from Coburg, Arturo Beéche